Waiting in the Wings

The season of Advent still feels very new for me and every year I press into this time of waiting for our Savior’s birth a little more deeply… This week I was drawn to this marvelous painting by Edward Burne-Jones called The Golden Stairs. I’m not exactly sure why but I hope you will linger…

Daily Pursuit

My Inspiration Time for a little Vincent. He is such a favorite of many of my friends and will always be a source of light and inspiration. May God continue to bless dear Vincent and hold him close within his care. These are just a few of his works that I had never noticed before….

Finding Our Spiritual Roots

The Christmas celebrations have come and gone for another year… Hopefully you are still enjoying all the lights and decorations… Just a few more days to linger with family and friends before we dive into our New Year’s resolutions. When all is said and done, I pray that you are able to reflect on all…

Be Our Guest Once More

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into your hearts by the Holy Spirit whom he has given us.”  ~ Romans 5:5 I’m not sure what I use to think…it has been some time now that my eyes have been opened to the abundant nature of God’s love –…

Forty-Day Advent Journey, Day Three: History

Reflect today on our long history of Christian heritage and consider how we are strengthened by remembering those who have come before us. The  Truth Sent From Above This is the truth sent from above, The truth of God, the God of love, Therefore don’t turn me from your door, But hearken all both rich…

Caution! and the Great Awakening!

We are often so fearful of upsetting those around us that it can be difficult to find our courage at times…and yet I believe God calls us in surprising ways…and at times these ways may even require us to lose our spirit of timidity. We admire courage in others and we are even attracted to their ability to “throw…

Let the Glory of the Lord Rise Among Us!

Sometimes, when we view a painting it can seem so much like a fairytale that we struggle to make it personal and maybe we think there is no need. But, I have found that if I take the time to hold it close and let the colors and the rich abundance fill my heart I begin…

For Unto Us a Child is Born: Some Thoughts on Advent

Heaven and Earth, Art of Byzantium at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, until March 2, 2014 Since the observance of Advent season is rather new for me, I still need to spend time reflecting on the wisdom of following the seasons of the Liturgical Church Calendar. In our modern time when we feel we…

The Candle is a sign…

As the first Sunday of Advent approaches, I will give the Apostles’ Creed a break for a while and focus our hearts on “the reason for the season.” Fear not, He lives! and I promise a spectacular resurrection painting. For now, I found this lovely little meditation this summer while traveling in England and I…